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Encouraging social action over a cup of tea

How it works

Anyone can lead a Time for Tea project, with a group of any age, in school or somewhere else. You do not need any special knowledge. Time for Tea is flexible: what you do, where, when and how – it’s up to you to decide. Our team will advise and support you all the way.

There are 3 simple steps:

1. Prepare

Plan your activities. Choose a group of young people to work with. Remember – it is their project: the leader should only advise and support.

Explore the issues that matter to young people about the world, near or far.

Decide which topic is most important: what do you want to say about it, and who you do want to listen? 

2. Create

Get some tea, and work together to design an imaginative packet for the tea plus your message. How creative can you be?

3. Communicate

Deliver your tea and message to the people you want to listen. Ask them to drink the tea and think about your message. With luck this will lead to further discussion and hopefully action!

Tell the story of your project, through video, photographs or other media. Send it to us, and we will share it with the world on the TIME FOR TEA map! 

Students and staff from Netherthorpe School, Derbyshire, talk about the impact of their Time for Tea project. This was one of our first projects in the UK (2017).

Before you start

… get in touch with us to register your school or group. We’ll help you plan your project and put you on the TIME FOR TEA map! 

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